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In Nigeria, there are places that you can visit and become familiar with the abundant resources, beautiful and attractive sceneries as well as friendly residents. It has lots of things to offer and by knowing its history and other important aspects, you will be amazed by its people the way they live, and others. Osun State is one of the prevalent and well-known states in Nigeria, where lots of professionals and important people reside to bring great impacts.

Osun is an inner state in the South-Western of Nigeria and bounded by Kwara State on the North, Ondo State and Ekiti State partly on the East, Ogun State on the South and Oyo State on the West. Osun state is the home of several most famous landmarks in Nigeria. This state was formed in 1991 from the part of old Oyo State. Its name was derived from River Osun, which is the acclaimed natural spring and indicator of the Yoruba goddess of identical name.

People and Culture

Residents in Osun state belongs to Yoruba people as well as comprised of the Ifes, Oyos, Osuns, Ijesas and Igbominas. English and Yoruba are its languages being used for communication, business and official transactions. They practice Christianity, Paganism and Islam. People in Osun state have abundant culture heritage which is articulately demonstrated in all the circles of their lives. They have expression in literature, music, dances, arts and other cultural festivals. Osun is famous for their bata music and talking drums. Aside from that, they have excellent art works that most people even inside Nigeria loves. However, they have one of the popular cultures where devotees and non-devotees of Osun, travel from different countries to attend its annual Osun-Osogbo festival during August.

The visitors include residents of Cuba, Grenada, Brazil, Trinidad and other state in America with a substantial cultural heritage of Yoruba. Such tourist attractions within Osun state comprises the Ife museum, Genesis Arts Gallery, Nike Arts Gallery, Adunni Susan Wengers Center, Oduduwa groove and Yeyemolu Shrines in Ile-Ife, Jalumi War Site in Inisa, the Olumirin Water-Falls, Igbo-Sango in Ede, Erin-Ijesa and many others. Their cultural heritage signifies to give importance to the talents and skills they want to give enjoyment and happiness to other people.

Osun state is also educationally enhance with several institutions. It has countless primary as well as secondary schools in the private and public sector. It includes technical schools, midwifery and nursing schools, health technology schools, two government and three privately owned polytechnics, plus five private universities and two public ones.

If you happen to visit this state, people of Osun are mostly farmers, artisans and traders. Farmers harvest food crops like maize, beans, cocoyam, cassava and yam. Their cash crops contains palm and tobacco produce, while artisans generate hand-woven textiles, dye clothes and tie, calabash carving, mat-weaving and leather work. Osun state has also mineral wealth such as clay, gold, granite and lime stones.

Osun is indeed one of the most influential and popular State not only within Nigeria but beyond the city as well. Its historical events, culture, livings and others made a remarkable remark around the world.

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Osun grows investment vehicle's balance sheet by 760% in 6 years

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LAUTECH crisis to be resolved as Aregbesola, Ajimobi, inaugurate institution's governing council

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo and Rauf Aregbesola, his counterpart in Osun, finally came together to inaugurate a governing council for the institution.

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Aregbesola names Ambode Nigeria's governor-general, gives reasons (photos)
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Court sentences 40-year-old man to death for stealing N3,420

An High Court ‎sitting in Osogbo, Osun state has sentenced a 40-year-old man, Kayode Adedeji, to death by hanging for robbing a woman of N3,420 in the state.‎

Court sentences 40-year-old man to death for stealing N3,420
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Aregbesola breaks down disbursement of first tranche of Paris Club loan refund

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state gave the breakdown in a graph just as protesting pensioners have held his government bound over unpaid arrears.

Aregbesola breaks down disbursement of first tranche of Paris Club loan refund
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JUST IN: Top Osun state female official discovered murdered in Kogi on her way to Abuja

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The crisis in the PDP came to an end on Wednesday, July 12, after a 14-month long leadership battle but the Osun faction of the party continues to fight.

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Former APC interim chairman Bisi Akande loses his 73-year-old wife

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Former APC interim chairman Bisi Akande loses his 73-year-old wife
APC chieftain, 6 others remanded in prison over alleged breach of peace

APC chieftain, 6 others remanded in prison over alleged breach of peace

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ court in Osun has remanded in Ilesa prison an APC chieftain, Mr Fatai Oyedele, 60, and six others for alleged breach of peace.

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Osun bye-election: Adeleke receives certificate of return from INEC (photos)

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Osun bye-election: Adeleke receives certificate of return from INEC (photos)
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Senator Ademola Adeleke celebrating after he won his late brother's seat as the new senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in a bye election.

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68,399 ballot papers disappears in Osun ahead of by-election
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